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good morning. it is thursday, september 6, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning" from the site of the democratic convention in sharyl. president obama makes a surprise visit after bill clinton brings the delegates to their feet. we'll ask two top advisers what the president will say tonight and we'll speak with caroline kennedy also. a bizarre bank robbery straight out of the movies leaves los angeles police baffled. plus andy roddick's emotional farewell at the u.s. open. we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds. i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for america on the inside. >> bill clinton defends
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president obama and makes the case for reelection. >> are we better off than we were when he took office? the answer is yes. >> the weather playing a role in the convention. president obama will not deliver his address at an outdoor football stadium. >> apparently the campaign is concerned about this well-known weather phenomenon known as empty seats. >> a broken off remnant of isaac is making a second appearance in the gulf of mexico. that could mean more downpours, flash flooding from louisiana to the florida panhandle. here we go again with the tar balls. miles of louisiana's coastline closed to fishing. a federal judge ruling arizona can enforce the most controversial part of its immigration law. >> show me your papers provision. civil rights groups, though, say that provision essentially amounts to racial profiling. >> i believe in the rule of law. >> police in los angeles are looking for the two masked gunmen accused of kidnapping a bank manager and strapping the bomb to her chest.
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>> it took seconds to demolish a building in paris. the crowd got more drama than they bargained for. russian president vladimir putin was flying in the wild. the hit went off of mccarthy. you don't get many of these. >> are they the ma nal -- owe. andy roddick says goodbye to tennis at the u.s. open. appreciate it. love you guys with all my heart. a new nfl season kicks off. people focusing on replacement referees. some worked in the lingerie football league. >> which explains which eli manning got a penalty for >> which explains which eli manning got a penalty for sporting a whale tail. captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this
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morning." president obama will accept his nomination for a second term here in charlotte. last night he came to the democratic convention to say thank you to bill clinton. >> that's right. the former president held the spotlight for nearly an hour with his speech that got a roaring reception from the delegates. and nancy cordes is here with all of the highlights. hi there, nancy. >> good morning to both of you. president clinton said he tried to say all of the things that president obama couldn't say because it would make him look defensive. before the speech last night, people asked was president clinton going to talk about himself or president obama. was he going to go after the republicans or was he going to defend the democratic view of the world. the answer to all of those questions was yes. the 42nd president made it clear right from the start. this speech was going to be about barack obama, not bill clinton. >> i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for america on the inside.
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[ applause ] >> and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the good sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause ] >> one by one dissected the romney campaign's major arguments against president obama, including attacks about health care reform and medicare made by vice presidential candidate paul ryan. >> that $716 billion is exactly to the dollar, the same amount of medicare savings that he has in his own budget. [ applause ] >> you got to get one thing, it takes some brass to attack a guy for doing what you did. >> he went on addressing welfare form and the economy. >> in tampa, the republican argument against the president reelection was actually pretty simple.
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pretty snappy. it went something like this. we left him a total mess. he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in. >> he acknowledged the economy is still in recovery. but he asked -- >> are we better off than we were when he took office? >> president clinton did work in a plug or two for his own economic performance in the '90s. >> people ask me all the time how we got our budgets in a row, what new ideas did we bring to washington? i always give a one-word answer. arithmetic. >> he argued governor romney's plan to lower taxes for higher earners doesn't add up. >> we simply cannot afford to give the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle down. >> the delegates in the arena were ecstatic and so apparently
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was mr. obama, who gave mr. clinton an extended bear hug who walked off the stage beaming. >> and the speech really lifted the spirits in that arena after a sort of embarrassing episode earlier in the day where the party had to publicly rework the democratic platform because they forgot to put a mention of god in there and a mention about jerusalem being the capital of israel. take a listen as party convention chairman and los angeles mayor announced that that language was going back in. >> tall those delegates in favor, say aye. all those delegates opposed, say no. and the opinion of the chair two-thirds have voted in the affirmative. the motion is adopted and the platform has been amended as shown on the screen. >> definitely a hitch for the day and charlie and norah, that only came after the republican
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party stood up and said hey, why is there no mention of god in the platform and after a personal intervention from president obama. nancy cordes, good to see you this morning. convention planners were hoping to pack the bank of america stadium for president obama's speech tonight. it's less than a mile from this main convention site. the time warner cable arena. byron pitts is at the stadium this morning. what does this change now? >> reporter: good morning, norah, according to the dnc. some 65,000 people would have filled this stadium and another 19,000 on the waiting list. mother nature had other plans. the forecast calls for severe thunderstorms. so out of security -- safety concerns, organizers decide to move president obama's speech from outside to inside. that's real disappointing news for the thousands of volunteers who earned tickets to hear the president speak. like christine gaston of charlotte. >> i waited in line for 3.5 hours. i am disappointed. it was in 90-degree
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temperatures. but i want president obama to win another term. so i will do it all over again. >> so now that president obama will speak indoors, the big fireworks show is being canceled and charlie and norah, that big balloon drop we're used to at conventions won't happen this year because organizers say there wasn't enough time to move everything from the outdoor arena to inside. >> byron, one question is. for all those people that were planning to go to the stadium, what if many of them show up around here? are they looking for a huge crowd problem coming into convention center tonight? >> charlie, that's a good question. i know that the same security detail that was scheduled to be at the arena, at the stadium tonight, they'll be in place to turn away those people who may not have gotten the word and show up. they don't expect a big security issue, but there was a slight problem last night. 9:00 last evening, mostly delegates and a few members of congress were standing outside in the security lines to go in
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the building, the fire marshal announced the building had reached capacity. tempers flared and most of the people were allowed inside to hear president clinton's speech. guys, back to you. >> byron pitts, thank you. in an interview before president clinton's speech, governor romney repeated his criticism of the economic plan. he mentioned the self-grade of incomplete on the economy for president obama. >> complete means you have to take the course again. i don't think the american people want to see this president get another four years. the last four years have not been good for the middle class in america. >> with us now, two of mr. obamas closest advisers, senior campaign adviser, david axelrod and senior adviser to the president, valerie jarrett. welcome. >> good morning. >> this is the first time the two of you have appeared together side by side and you've known each other and worked together -- >> 25 years or so. >> we were waiting for the right
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occasion, charlie. we said this is the one. >> what did president clinton accomplish last night? >> i think he did exactly what we hoped. he made a very strong case, particularly on the economy. he has the perspective that very few have having been in the position he was and having done the things he's done. to see what he built, what the republican policies brought and to make the contrast between what president obama has done and where necessity want to lead. i think he did it incredibly effectively. >> what does that leave of the president do tonight? what does the president have to accomplish because in comparison, what a remarkable performance last night and by the first lady the night before. >> absolutely. the first lady really spoke from a perspective that no one else shares. she's married to the president, she knows him better than anyone. she shares his values and she sees how he makes his decisions and what motivates him. president clinton made a robust case for president obama's accomplishments and how they
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compared to when he was in office, the policies he put forth. the president will describe the road forward and it's going to be a positive, uplifting message that builds on a strong middle class. as president clinton said, he's not going to double down on the trickle down. >> you heard from president clinton, some people said made a better case for obama than obama's own campaign team. it was a long speech, 48 minutes. it was a step by step indictment rebuttal to what the republicans have said about president obama. i have to ask you, though, there was one point where he said democracy does not have to be a blood sport. i saw mrs. obama leap to her feet at that point and applaud. aren't a lot of the accomplishments of the president's first term, those were partisan achievements, whether health care reform or the stimulus. >> as you know, norah, they were only partisan achievements because the other side made a decision they didn't want to
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participate with us. senator mcconnell, the leader of the senate republicans has been very clear approximate that. he said we didn't want to give them any votes on any major piece of legislation. we didn't want to significany t he had figured it out. their goal is to defeat the president, not lift the country up. the president was left to deal with these problems, whatever coalition he could find. we found a few republicans on some of the issues. but we had to move forward. you can't wait when the country needs to move forward. >> you guys have access to the president and behind the scenes that many people don't know about. so david, i know you were speaking with clinton advisers up to the very last minute as he was writing the thing. when did you finally get the last draft? >> i think that the -- certainly before he spoke. >> before he spoke? >> i had several conversations with him and also with some of his staff over the course of a week or so. you could see this evolving and by yesterday morning, you know,
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he had the speech largely written. but it wasn't completely finished until probably 7:30 at night. you knew where he was going. the one thing i had was absolute confidence that he was going to knock it out of the park, and he did. >> we were in new york maybe four or five weeks ago for an event and had dinner with president clinton and you could tell from the conversation at dinner, he knew the case and he could make the case. i think's a big part of why the president wanted him to deliver the message. >> the big question is, if the president is re-elected, how will things be different? what will he do different so that, as you face a fiscal crisis, they will be able to bridge the gap with republicans. >> what's interesting. david and i talked about this a lot. the fact that in the first year -- and the president has said it. he was forced to spend too much time in washington. his expectation and hope was that people would put for a long-term health of the country ahead of short term political interests.
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they didn't. getting out, traveling around the country, having the american people put pressure on congress is going to be an effective tool. i think when he wins this election, it will send a very strong message to the republicans in congress, it's time to get serious and work together. >> job numbers come out on friday. i understand the president gets a sneak peek at those later today. he'll know those job numbers before he speaks tonight. are you worried that those job numbers could be a wet blanket on top of this convention? >> we've been -- look, everybody understands that it's been a long journey from the 800,000 jobs a month loss that we were facing when we came to office. we've had 4.5 million jobs created in the last 29 months. we want to continue that momentum and build on it. it took years to create these problems. it's going to take some time to get past them and to build momentum. we'd like the cooperation, charlie, you've spoken of and just to get back to valerie's point, i think that we live in a robust democracy. people are going to have a say
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on november 6th. i think that election is going to send a strong message that people want cooperation, they want to move together to solve some of these very difficult problems. >> why was it necessary for the president to have to make a phone call to change what the platform said about jerusalem? >> well, he just thought it was important to put back in what has been in the platform, jerusalem being the capital. and so he put it back in. i think -- >> he didn't know it was not in? >> he was not -- >> charlie, he was counting on others -- he has some other duties and responsibilities and so when he learned that -- what had been in the platform had been taken out, he said put it back in. >> he learned yesterday? >> yes. >> good to see you in your first joint interview. >> we're going to do more of this. >> david axelrod and valerie jarrett. vice president joe biden is also speaking tonight just before president obama and biden was up on stage on wednesday late preparing for his speech
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getting a feel of it. >> cbs news political director john dickerson joins us now. welcome. >> good morning, charlie. >> the scene you have is that the first lady talked about the personal president, bill clinton talked about the republicans and he has a clear path now to talk about the future. >> that's right. what president clintonid was he ticked off all of those attacks republicans had made, dispatched with those. also took care of the past. went through line by line the obama administration. now president obama doesn't have to take -- he can focus just on the future. the old cliche is elections are about the future. you want the one guy who can talk about the future doing that. that's so far what they've prepared with the speeches they've given so far. >> what is the one point they want to hammer home tonight? >> that they have a plan for the future and that in this debate, if it's a choice, if this election is a choice, that the future the president outlines is one that middle class voters, they can recognize their lives in those policies. you saw michelle obama do a bit
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of in and governor romney -- that's what the president has to do. so somebody sitting at home worried about their health care, anxiety about their job, they see something in the president's plan to hold on to and say okay, i think this guy has something that speaks to me. >> i feel like bill clinton is the i feel your pain kind of guy. what he wanted to say is barack obama understands your pain. if you give him four more years, he will fix it. those two lines where he said, no one could have repaired all the damage he found in just four years. i mean, that was the stamp that they wanted from bill clinton. >> both michelle obama and bill clinton from vied to expand the timeline. what's the better question about. in 3.5 years, has he been able to do it. what they're saying is no, expand the timeline. this is a long struggle. president clinton went back 52 years to the kennedy administration comparing. that's opening up the timeline to say long struggles.
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so doesn't judge him midway. i thought also he said this happened in my administration. policies started to pay off in '94 and '95. they didn't kick in until '96. they're going to kick in soon. think of my experience as a foreshadowing of what will happen for obama. >> in this moment, charlie, this hug, people looked at this and said, this could have been the moment that might have changed the trajectory of this race. that might be hiyperbole. >> they embraced for a while. i thought the president was going to burp him for a second. that's the picture they wanted on the pictures of the paper. >> usually the president arrives early to hug his wife and not in case. it was bill clinton. they want that sense of continuity in visual form. >> the democrats have had two good nights. how might this change the projection into the election season? >> i talked earlier this morning about what they want out of
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this. they want to stop the rise for the republicans. that's what needs to happen is president obama is a little bit ahead in the polls, but they want to stop mitt romney's ability to kind of eat into that. that's what they think this does is that it -- certainly, it helps the president but puts a lid on romney to grow. >> are you better off now than you were four years ago. >> they hope they do. what punches through? president clinton said yes, you're better off. people wonder how or do they hear the facts. >> thank you, john. great to see you. cbs news will have live coverage of president obama's speech. our convention coverage with scott pelley begins at 10:00 p.m. eastern time, 7:00 p.m. in the west. and it's alr
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andy roddick's crowd pleasing run at the u.s. open is over. >> it's been a road, lot of ups and downs, lot of great moments. i've appreciated your support along the way. >> we'll look back at roddick's career this morning and look at why there are only a handful of american men playing at the highest level. and here in charlotte, president obama has a hard act to follow. we'll ask two former democratic chairman, he had rendell and howard dean, about bill clinton's speech and what the president needs to say to voters on "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by visine hydroblend. only visine has hydroblend to revive your eyes for up to ten hours of comfort. m your eyes,
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the democrats have not only a latino rising star in julian castro, they have an extra one of him. it's unbelievable. democrats have so many latinos, they've got doubles. collect them all, trade with your friends. >> pretty good. i have a soft spot it in my own heart for twins. ziechblt we told you earlier that former president clinton tried to answer that familiar question. are you better off than you were four years ago in.
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>> when president barack obama took office, the economy had shrunk and we were losing 750,000 jobs a month. are we better off today? the answer is yes. >> with us now, two men who know what it's like to be on the rostrum. they're former chairman of the democratic party. he had rendell and howard dean. two big nights here. the former president and the first lady. how will the democrats bring it home? the place where mitt romney has some appeal, working class white men? >> i think -- last night bill clinton, that's a great connection that he has. here's what i thought was remarkable about clinton's speech. only he can do that as an ex-president. he talked directly to that group. he talked to the republicans that barack obama appointed to office. he was a pretty bipartisan
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speech relevant to a convention. he reached out very openly to white working class people and he had the credibility to do that and nobody else, certainly not mitt romney had that credibility. >> it was bipartisan, it was a little bit like giving someone flowers at the same time you're taking a scalpel and dissecting them. but maybe a thousand times. that was as good as he's ever been. >> that was as good as he's ever been. >> i think, charlie and norah, i was watching it and he's sort of become as everybody's wise old uncle. the country looks to him for almost bipartisan advice. that's the beauty of it. he gave a partisan speech in a bipartisan manner. knocked it out oi owe. >> the question is why couldn't the president have made these arguments before as effectively as bill clinton did last night? >> first of all, nobody is as effective as bill clinton. to be frank about bill clinton, he's the greatest emotional and cognitive talent the white house
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has seen since franklin roosevelt was in the white house. we've had some pretty good presidents since then. this guy is a phenomenon. we won't see another one of him in a lifetime. it's not a matter of comparing barack obama and bill clinton, there's only one bill clinton. he's on our side. that's helpful. >> you guys mentioned you thought this was bill clinton at his best and it was also at his longest. >> no. we were there. >> it was longer than '88. >> that can't be. >> ann and i were there for that. >> it was longer than '88. in fact, i think it was clocked in at 48 minutes. they were fact checking it up until the last 15 minutes to make sure -- the fact checking. on the fact checking, who else hasone through step by step and rebutted every single argument that was made? >> in our era, the only communicative that comes chose is ronald reagan, he wasn't as cognitive or substantive. every fact he gave -- right. every fact he gave was on point
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and it was backed up 16 ways to sunday. >> welfare reform, something you know about, one of president clinton's signature achievements in office. he is personally offend i by this mitt romney, paul ryan ad. >> i think the republicans made a mistake, they built up bill clinton as a neutral arbiter. he's the democrat you want, barack obama is the democrat you don't want. they built him up and kicks the livi day lights out of him. >> what worries you the most? >> do you think it's over? >> you always should worry. otherwise, you're not good at your job if you're a politician. >> what is it that worries you? >> some unexpected thing. here's the problem. it's a small problem. but this is the kind of stuff that kills you. paul ryan said a bunch of things that weren't true at the general motors plant and all that. that's not what's going to kill them. what will kill them is lying
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about his marathon time. >> come on. really? that's not going to decide the election, is it? >> you get branded as somebody you can't trust. that's what kills you. there was a sitting incumbent governor who is a friend of mine, who is a republican named david beasley in south carolina who was going to get re-elected and he didn't because of one stupid little thing. he went and told a bunch of high school kids that he won in the olympic striels and was not true and that was the end of david beasley. you can't do that kind of stuff in national politics. >> this is not -- >> i still fear one thing. although the hall has been great, the excitement level terrific, i still worry about the base turning out to the degree that they did. take north carolina. if we don't get the same type of turnout, we can't go down 5 or 10% and carry north carolina. same thing with virginia. so the beauty of what michelle obama and bill clinton did is they're stoking the base. now it's up to the vice president and president.
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>> i worry about the voters -- owe turnout is crucial and they've done what they can to take away people's rights to votes. i think there will be a backlash on that. he's right. even in his home state, his home state is not in play unless that voter suppression succeeds. >> we could lose 50 to 100,000 democratic votes if that is upheld. >> it's still a narrow path for romney in the electoral college because obama had a wide margin. he has to win florida, ohio, virginia. >> he's not going to win virginia. there's no way. it's not possible for mitt romney to win virginia. >> norah, you make a great point. i think you could see almost a kerry/bush, where kerry wins the electoral college and loses the popular vote by 3 million votes it could happen, norah is right. >> great to see you. governor dean, governor rendell. governor rendell's recent book is called "a nations of wusses."
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>> no wuss in bill clinton. chelsea clinton was in the crowd watching, however hillary clinton was in asia about 10,000 miles away. she's in brew nigh. mrs. clinton says she likes what she heard. >> while president clinton was delivering the keynote in charlotte, secretary clinton was more than 9,000 miles away in the tiny country of east timor. asia's youngest democracy. she says she had seen the speech as prepared but wanted to see it as delivered. would hours later, she watched it online as the ambassador's residence. she called her husband on the way to the airport. she enthusiastically boarded her air force plane, came back and said it was great. the secretary did try to quiet rumors that there are political motivations for her skipping the convention, saying there's a history of secretaries not
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attending. due to the nonpartisan nature of foreign policy. president clinton tried to present a united front. >> appointed several members of his cabinet even though they supported hillary in the primary. heck, he even appointed hillary. >> after hillary clinton meets with the sultan in brunei, she's on to russia where she'll represent president obama at the summit. for "cbs this morning," margaret brennan, brunei. i don't know if this is his best speech, but more fun. >> yeah. hillary clinton, 2016, what do we think? >> if she wants it, it's hers. >> you'll probably see two supporters right here. >> she wants it, the field goes away. >> our field goes away. >> except for joe biden. don't count on joe biden. >> wow on the night that joe biden is speaking. >> invited to the vip party.
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>> how about what -- i didn't say anything. i kept my mouth shut. >> i thought that was extraordinary too. >> thank you both. great to have you here. u.s. open tennis as we change the subject, andy roddick an emotional sendoff on wednesday. we'll hear what he said after his final match and find out if there are any americans ready to take his place. you're watching "cbs this morning."
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andy roddick completed his long goodbye to tennis after a u.s. open run that earned him enormous number of fans. the 2003 open champion lost his fourth round match on wednesday nearly a week after announcing he would retire from the tournament. roddick spoke to the crowd after the match. >> since i was a kid, i've been
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coming to this tournament. i felt lucky just to sit where all of you are sitting today and to watch this game and to see the champions that have come and gone. i've loved every minute of it. >> cbs sports analyst justin gimbelstob played against him in his pro career. good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> how would you size up his career. we remember great matches with roger federer at wimbledon. but he's saying goodbye to tennis. >> number one in the world, grand slam champion, represented the davis 15 so effectively. mariano rivera, one of the best closers in the history. 32 titles, consistency, top ten for nine years. he represented american tennis so fondly and he has nothing to apologize for. people say he's an underachiever. they're completely wrong. he maximized his potential, brought it day-in and day-out.
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he did so much for charities, incredibly charismatic and very generous and loyal guy. >> let's talk about the big weapon, john mcenroe, called his serve the hardest he had ever faced. >> he has a idiosyncratic motion. deep knee bend much he's so strong physically. he's got an enormously strong back. that was the origin of his power. very live arm. that was the foundation of his game. everything else was built around holding serve. really, he was one of the first guys to develop with the new explosive rackets and this next generation of players, djokovic, federer, they were too good. when he realized he couldn't compete at the top of his game, he said it best at his press conference, he's done compromising. he's not going to stick around just for the money or to try and buy time in his career. if he couldn't be the best, he'd rather move on to something else. gives him a chance to find
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enjoyment and full full imt. >> he's only 30 years old. what's next? >> borderline a.d.d. >> we don't know anybody like that. we don't. >> everybody here in charlotte. >> that that's said as a compliment. tennis is one of the lone sports in the world where you control everything around you. it's a bit of an adjustment. everyone will feel it. he's got a great family life. he's loves his wife brooklyn and devoted to spending more time with her. he loves golf. he'll be playing a ton of golf. he has a tremendous ambition with a radio career. he loves sports radio and being around other athletes. he has a lot of goals. >> let's turn to the sem fines and finals. andy murray is in the semis. who would win that match? >> djokovic, del potro will be a great match. the third, fourth match in the olympics where he beet jeek j e
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djokov djokovic. you either get a medal or -- it will give him confidence. djokovic is the best hardcore player in the word. he's proven it. defends in the corners, changes direction. he's one of the three last grand slams. look for djokovic and murray. that he played in the olympics. murray did an unbelievable job coming back yesterday. he's improving. he has the confidence of winning. he has one of the best defensive games in the sport. improved his serve and forehand. there's symmetry with his coach. he lost the first four grand slam finals and now he's in his box. interesting dynamics playing out. >> justin, thank you so much. >> thank you, charm i. cbs sports will have coverage starting tomorrow here on cbs.
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top ten reasons to watch democratic national convention. ladies and gentlemen, here she is, your first laid, michelle obama. take it away. here we go. >> hey dave. number 8. >> you don't have to be a democrat to enjoy balloons. >> no. that's true. i've said that for years. number 7. >> finally, you get to see some coverage of the presidential campaign. >> that's right. it's about time. number 3. >> it's got to be better than what you're watching now. >> now, wait a minute. i'm -- i'm sitting right here. and the number 1 reason to watch the democratic national convention. >> at long last,i'll reveal who i'm voting for. there you go, ladies and gentlemen. the top ten reasons to watch democratic national convention. >> we were wondering. we'll take you back to charlotte
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and the convention in just a moment. it is 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. over the years, hollywood has made hundreds of crime dramas, but we've rarely seen anything like a real robbery that happened in l.a. on wednesday. we'll take a look at that case with john miller in a few minutes. right now, let's go back to charlie rose and norah o'donnell at the democratic national convention. hello, you two. i was thinking about michelle obama a second ago. you know you're popular and people are paying attention when everybody wants to know the color of the nail polish she was wearing the night of her speech. even her husband probably doesn't know the answer to that question. >> it was kind of a gray or pewter color. >> it's nail design called vogue. who knew? >> i noticed it in some of the pictures afterwards. michelle obama, always a trend setter. charlie was talking about that actually. he asked me -- >> i was thinking -- >> i didn't know she had nail
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polish on. >> there you go. good morning, gayle. great to see you. >> good to see you guys. president obama takes the stage tonight to accept the democratic nomination and try to convince voters that he deserves a second term. >> of course, his memorable speeches helped get him elected in 2008. bill plante, of course, has a preview of the speech tonight. he has a bird's eye view all the way at the podium position. >> good morning, charlie and norah. does the president have to take his game up a notch when he speaks tonight? this is so close a race, does he have to top his previous best oratory as he talks here, heads out on to the campaign trail for the final weeks of his last campaign. >> president obama is known as one of the greatest or tors of his generation. eight years ago, his speech-making first catapulted him to national -- >> in the end, that's what this election is about. do we participate in a politics of cynicism or do we participate in a politics of hope?
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>> every point of his career when he's been in trouble, the president has pulled himself out of the hole with a speech. in to 08, he claimed the famous phrase that would define his campaign. >> we will begin the next great chapter in the american story with three words that will ring from coast to coast. from sea to shining sea. yes, we can! >> it became a mantra for his followers. >> yes we can ♪ yes we can ♪ >> it was sung -- when he was under fire after jeremiah wright made racially charged remarks, mr. obama decided to directly address the issue of race, which he had previously avoided. >> the fact is that the comments that have been made and the issues that have surfaced over the last few weeks reflect the complexities of race in this country that we've never really
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worked through. a part of our union that we have not yet made perfect. >> each of those speeches boosted in obama. >> can he top that, do you think, tonight? >> i think he's going to have to top it. >> doug wrigley is a presidential historian. he says mr. obama has to rise to new levels in what may be the most important speech of his life. one, convincing america to keep him on the job. >> he needs the kind of ted sorenson, john f. kennedy, switchback line, one that people will be talking about at the water cooler. he's got to show quite a bit of emotion and humor and also tell some stories like ronald reagan. >> when george w. bush faced a tough reelection fight in 2004, he used his conviction speech to defend going to war after 9/11 and to make the case that he needed four more years. >> we will build a safer world and a more hopeful america and nothing will hold us back.
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[ applause ] >> that speech, while focused on national security, is similar to what mr. obama has do on the economy. >> he's got a record. he's got to defend that record in his speech. >> thank you everybody. god bless you and god bless america. >> there's been one academic study which says the president has been much better at campaign speeches than policy speeches. we'll see tonight. as you may have heard, tonight it was going to be in a 65,000-seat stadium. because of weather, it will be here in this arena and that means no fireworks, and shockingly, no balloons. because they haven't had time to put them in. but we hear there may be something else that i'm guessing is confetti. charlie, norah. >> bill plante, thank you. this is the first democratic convention in more than half a century without the late senator ted kennedy. >> i know. certainly he was missed with his tribute that they played the other night, charlie. >> the convention also had a
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tribute and also we're joined by his niece, caroline kennedy. she'll speak to the delegate about president obama and the family legacy. welcome. >> thank you. nice to see you. >> clearly part of political wisdom that your support and ted kennedy's support for barack obama helped him get the nomination. we remembered this tribute, you had the tribute on -- what would he say if he was addressing this convention do you think? >> well, i think he would say some of the same things that president clinton said. but he would probably say them louder. [ laughter ] and shorter. >> and shorter. >> but i think he would be tremendously proud of what president obama has accomplished. i think he really saw in him a leader that could take the country into the 21st century. a new kind of leadership. a new generation getting involved. that was so important to him, that young people and people who have been out of the process got involved and giving back to our country. so i think he would be thrilled.
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he would be thrilled to be here. he loved conventions. he would be so proud of the president and all he's accomplished. >> what do you say? >> well, you know -- >> give us the scoop. >> it's really about the kind of leadership that president obama has shown. and the importance of this election. the choice, the special importance to women and children, i think. because i think that they really have -- >> what is it about the president -- governor romney's position on women's issues that seems to have this gender gap so pronounced? >> well, i think pretty much everything. but obviously, the whole issues of access to health care, access to reproductive health care and then we get into education and economic fairness. so i think it's a range of issues. but certainly the health care and reproductive issues have dominated the debate. >> what do you think about mitt romney? >> i don't think that much about
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mitt romney. i think about president obama. i really do. >> you've never had thoughts about him, you don't think much about him? >> charlie, i don't know, really where we're going now. >> i want to ask you. i was there in 2008 when you and senator kennedy endorsed barack obama. i i believe it was at american university. there was this talk about this transfer of magic in many ways. the kennedy magic endorsing barack obama in some ways. there's been a lot of talk this election that that same inspiration and magic isn't there for obama. lessen enthusiasm. do you think that's true? >> i think this convention is really showing that that's not true. i think that this has been a completely different kind of year. first of all, obviously the last four years have been difficult economically as president clinton laid out last night. he inherited an economy in terrible shape. obviously, that's going to change the mood of the country and the campaign. we've had an exciting primary
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process where lots of people got involved last time. it was a different rhythm of the election. but i think that this convention, you're seeing tremendous enthusiasm and i think coming out of it, that will continue throughout the fall. >> you flirted with the idea of getting into politics. >> why does everybody say flirt. >> you choose the word. >> thoughtfully considered. >> were will you thoughtfully consider it again? >> i have no plans to do that. >> sounds like a politician. >> we're here at a convention. obviously, you know, i think that public service and serving in politics is a tremendously wonderful thing to do. >> we love you at the kennedy honor. are you listing to any taylor swift songs these days? >> romeo. romeo. when i think about -- >> nice to see her smiling.
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>> we're looking forward to your speech tonight. >> well, thank you. me too. >> it was a lot for the democrats here that your uncle, senator ted kennedy was not here -- >> but he was. given that it was teddy, he managed to -- >> his presence felt. >> that was nice. >> thank you so much. great to see you. >> you too. nice to see los angeles police are hunting for suspects in a bizarre bank job.
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this morning, police in los angeles are searching for two suspects in a very unusual bank robbery. as bill whitaker report, the robbers got the money without ever going inside. >> it was not your garden variety stick-up.
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the bank's manager says she was kidnapped by two masked men at her home. they strapped what they told her was a bomb around her waist and demanded she rob her own bank. >> the suspects gave her a device, forced her to wear a device which she believed to be an explosive device and gave her instruction toss retrieve cash from the bank and then, in turn, pass it out to the suspects who were waiting outside. >> in fear for her life, a woman entered the bank before opening and bagged up money from the vault. as the robbers sped away, employees quickly called the bomb squad. >> when sheriffs bomb squad arrived, they calmed the woman and they very carefully removed the device from the woman's body. >> the device was sandbag outside the bank and hundreds were evacuated and a robot moved in to detonate it. experts later determined it was not a real bomb but a convincing fake. it's not known how the manager
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was targeted, but the fbi is digging for clues in her home and car. in a city known for bizarre bank robberies, this heist has quickly taken its place near the top of the list. for "cbs this morning," i'm bill whitaker in los angeles. senior correspondent john miller, a former lapd deputy commissioner joins us now. hello, john. >> good morning. i instantly thought are they sure the bank manager isn't involved. i know the investigation is continuing. i always think of that. >> you know, let's be frank here. that's the uncomfortable part. i say at that because it is part of the process. when there's a child kidnapped, the first people they look at are the parents not because they have anything to do with it, they have to eliminate that. to be candid, they're going to look at the bank manager quite hard, not that there's anything to believe she is a suspect. that's a starting place. which is you want to hear her story as an investigator. you want to go back -- see is it
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consistent, does it make sense, does it stand cross-examination. at the same time, they're going to be looking at all the other leads also. >> what was the bomb that turned out not to be a bomb? what was that? >> so it was kind much interesting. you had some kind of vest, some kind of fabric that allowed thome drape it over her. it was a pipe bomb. the inference is it was a remote controlled device that if she didn't follow the instructions, they could set it off. >> how much money did they get? >> well, that is something that is always kept close. in this case, let's say a lot. let's say a lot because her instructions -- this was a bank robbery that was an inside job. i say that because they had knowledge of the bank, they knew who the manager was, where she lived, they knew the system in the bank. they didn't tell her get all the money from the drawer and the vault. this is a significant amount of money. in the past, not this case, but other cases where they've done the vault, like in rockefeller
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center we had one, those have gone up to things like $250,000. >> have we ever seen something like this before where the bank is robbed without the robbers going inside? >> you know, we have. when i was deputy chief of lapd's counterterrorism bureau, a guy walked into a chevy dealer with a full-on suicide vest and demanded $150,000. and he was the assistant manager. he said they had a remote control and would blow up the vest and they were holding his family. this was high tension moments. in the end, the vest turned out to be not a real bomb. but the kidnapping turned out to be real and it was an extortion plot. >> it's a very interesting story. thank you, john miller. thank you. more than 70 million people go to every month. their opinions can make or break a business. this morning, the ceo will show its secret to success. how does it feel to try smooth,
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♪ welcome back to "cbs this morning." after facebook and groupon went public, the tech companies saw their stock take a big dive. that is not what happened to yelp. the website that allows everyone to rate everything from sushi to surgeons. the stock has gone up by 2/3 since march. go yelp. jeremy stuflman is here along with rebecca jarvis. hello. first, can i just ask about yelp. i love the name because it sounds friendly. what does it mean? >> it's anyone's guess. but i'll give you some hints. yelp and help go together. yelp and yellow pages are
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similar. as we were looking for a name, those came to mind. we were like that may be a pretty good name, easy to spell and remember. you can turn it into a verb, i yelped that. >> yelp is what i say when i stub my toe. that's not what you were going for. >> there was a negative connotation, a cry for help. if we built a great product, we felt people would get over that, it means something different. hopefully that happened. >> you've built a great product. there are professors that say it could make the difference between a business, once people go on and rate it. what was your intention when you started? >> the intention was to solve that problem of where is a great local business. where do i go? we have the yellow pages sitting on our desk. it didn't capture word-of-mouth and it didn't let you search over it. you can write reviews, share recommendations with the whole world and then you have a search engine to find just the right local business for you.
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>> people tend to trust regular people and trust their friends. how do you know, jeremy that people aren't getting fake reviews good and bad? how do you weed out the legit? >> the first thing we have is an automated filter which pulls away those that are fakes. also you can dive into the specific reviewer. you can see all the reviews they've written. look at the profile. get a sense of who they are. look at some of the tastes and say, this person has different tastes. i'm not going to rely on this particular review thamt their social history is a big reason of why your business has been successful, so has your mobile strategy. 40% of users are accessing from their smartphone, ipad, partnering with apple on the new iphone. how important is mobile going to be to your business and to social media and all of the internet businesses going forward? >> mobile is a very exciting and important trend right now. yelp is very well-positioned. we launched with the app store in to 08 when the iphone added
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that app store. it's seen a lot of success. we get millions of people accessing. it's a great way to tap into all those recommendations when you're on the go, in an unfamiliar neighborhood. what better time than to pull out your iphone and pull up the ads and you find the businesses you're looking for. >> being in the business and being a public company and having a stock that's up on the year is a rarity right now. >> yeah. >> do you think that wall street has unfairly painted so many of your peers with the same brush or do you think there's potentially a bubble ear? >> i think every story is different. what's happening with yelp, we continue to grow. both on the business side and on the user side. mobile we're very well-positioned. that's an exciting trend over the next few years. we're just telling our story. so far wall street seems to appreciate it. >> who is the typical yelp user? my daughter is 26 and uses it all the time. it's not just for the 20-something crowd. >> it's definitely post college.
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people looking for businesses that have some disposable cash. people in their 50s, 60s, 70s i'm sure are on yelp finding local businesses as well. >> i'm fascinated with how this came to be. how did this happen to you? were you sitting with friends and talking about it. >> my history was paypal. i was an early person there. in 2004, my co-founder, russ and i were literally sitting in a room thinking about the next big thing on the internet. we felt like there wasn't a great way to find local businesses back then. if you did a search, you didn't find much. so we set about trying to solve that problem. allowed people to make recommendations and put a search engine on top of it. it seems to have worked. >> i like how his brain works. >> the brain is incredible. it's incredible to me. paypal, where you got your start, reid hoffman, peter teal. so many people we know as the
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heart of technology came from paypal. what is it about paypal that had that special sauce? >> it must have been in the water. i'm not sure. it was a lot of talented people obviously in one place. then also, i think the timing was very interesting. we all had success when the rest of the valley really suffered. paypal continued to grow alongside e-bay. so after paypal was acquired by e-b e-bay. you had a lot of talented people. we went our separate ways and tried to do it again. >> congratulations to you jeremy. >> thank you very much. >> you have pretty eyes. >> thank you. >> always good to see you. the new season of dr. phil starts next week. dr. phil himself will tell us what to expect. we'll ask him about some drama, a little bit of drama in dr.
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every day, millions of viewers tune in to dr. phil mcgraw to his brand of advice. his show, dr. phil, is the number one syndicated talk program in the country. it begins its 11th season next week. dr. phil is with us in studio 57 this morning. hello to you, dr. phil. >> good morning. >> i really want to talk about your show in a s.e.c. but i'm sitting at home the other day. a crawl went across the screen that said dr. phil's car stolen. my first thought was -- >> slow news day. >> there was a crawler. my first thought is how does someone steal a car from dr. phil and i hope it's not the car we had our first date in? >> and it was the car we had our first date in. can you believe they got my '57 chevy. >> how did that happen? >> well, i tell you what, i was actually working on the car and everybody said you really work on your own cars. you know, i was a shade tree mechanic in the day. with an old car, i have actually working on it along with scott. we were changing the
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transmission fluid. >> were you at your house? >> yes. and when we got through working on it, it wouldn't run at all. so i call a flatbed to take it to the shop. they take it to the shop in burbank. three hours later, boom, it's stolen. the cops were there in 13 minutes. it's gone. somebody stole our car. >> what's the latest? do you have any idea about where it is? >> what i fear is it's going to be on a ship to a foreign country. now the cops say the car is so high-profile because of all the media coverage that it's so hot that they might just abandon it. if not, it's going to be on a container ship out of the country. >> i was sorry to hear that. >> doggone it. >> send out positive thoughts to you. 11th season starts on monday. you're going to start with the trayvon martin case which i think is really interesting. it sort of disappeared from the headlines for a while. did you find out something new we need to know? >> well, i did. here's the thing, we've come up
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on the six-month anniversary of this. i am very concerned about what's going to happen with this case. because there are those that believe, if this does fall out of the headlines, if this just gets kind of brushed aside, that it's going to be open season on these young african-american men in america. to me, we've got to pay attention to this. we've got to see what happened. we've got to watch how the justice system deals with this. >> we have a clip from your show. who are you talking to? >> i am talking to george zimmerman's best friends. let me set the table here. these are the ostermans. these are the people that where george and his wife hid for 30 days when there was supposedly a bounty from the new black panther party. >> everybody was wondering where they were. >> they went and hid with them. this guy is the one that actually picked out the gun that zimmerman used to shoot trayvon with. he's been to the shooting range
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with him. he kind of mentored him on all things firearms, told him never to be without it, always keep it on him. >> okay. >> et cetera, et cetera. >> let's see the clip. >> do you believe, if he hadn't had that gun and shot trayvon that george zimmerman would be dead today? >> i do. >> absolutely. >> you think trayvon would have killed him. >> i do. i'll tell you why. if i could have one moment. the injuries that he had to his head could not be sustained for any period of time without either becoming unconscious or dying. he said, i'm blacking out, i feel i'm going to die. he told the police that. he said that in a lie detector test, all of which they have. they've connected all this together and from george's perspecti perspective, he felt, i am going to die. >> now, you said you went with him to buy the gun or bought the gun. i'm trying to figure out why
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george had a gun as a neighborhood watch person. >> here's the thing. this gentleman and i think he would agree that he kind of was his mentor. he said he didn't train him to use the gun, but we have footage of him at a shooting range, obviously, coaching him. he picked out the gun. he said this is the one you should get. he is in law enforcement himself. i think that george looked up to him a lot. his belief is, look, he's licensed to carry a weapon. so he had the right to have it on him. well, i made the comment to him in the show, you can be a kindergarten teacher and be license today carry a weapon. you don't bring it to class with the kindergartner he is. just because you're licensed to care it doesn't mean you care it. he wasn't actually on a watch that night. he was out driving around somewhere. then what's he doing? come on. >> i'm really glad you're coming back. i can't wait to see the show. let's talk about politics for a second. i remember when we talked, you said you don't touch politics on
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your show. that's the one thing i stay away from. i'm fascinated by the local that wives are playing, ann romney did a dynamic speech last week, michelle obama, the first lady did a dynamic speech this week. what role do you think the wives play in attracting women voters. are you talking about it at your place? >> i don't mind talking about politics, just not party politics. i don't want to influence people. they can make up their own minds about that. i do think wives play a big part in this. i think if you respect the woman, then you're going to respect her judgment about the man she has chosen to spend her life with. if you respect her values and belief, the way she regards herself, how she values her family, what she thinks is important in life, then you're going to kind of extrapolate and it's kind of the reverse of
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guilt by association. if you love her, then you say, okay, she chose this guy, so he's probably okay. i think it makes a big difference. had they get in the voting booth, does it determine what they're going to do. i saw both of the speeches -- i thought both of the speeches and felt like they spoke to the people that they already have. i don't think anybody got up and switched parties because of the speeches. but i think they emboldened the people they had. which is not insignificant. because those people now become impassioned and work harder and harder. i think it's a very significant role that each of the wives play and they both did a very good job. >> i thought so too. >> congratulations to you, season number 11. thank you, phil mcgraw. >> thanks, gayle. dr. phil helps people do the right thing. so does randy cohen. for 12 years he wrote about
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ethics for "the new york times." he'll show us how to make our way through the moral mine fields next on "cbs this morning" after the break. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message.
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in her speech last night, the first lady said her husband has dinner with her girls where they strategize about middle school relationships, which explains why there's a germ strike on that lying [ bleep ] ashley. i think it might go a little differently in the obama household. is it wrong to download music illegal illegally? should you tell a friend or spouse -- tell a friend that her spouse is cheating? a new book is offering you to make the right decisions. it's called be good. how to navigate the ethics of everything the author is. randy cohen, who wrote "the new
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york times" magazine's ethicist column for 12 years joins us at the table. hello, randy. >> good morning. >> do you think that most people are wired to be ethically correct? >> i think we have an instinct to do well. how we behave will be a function of what communities we're a part of. that people tend to behave like their neighbors. modern new yorkers behave like modern new yorkers. if you put people in situations where they can be good. >> -- their neighbors and family and friends. >> i live near my family and friends. do you know my neighbor? you've met my family. that's another question. we are more like members of our community. >> do you think that ethics are a moving target or do you think they're concrete or has it evolved over the years? >> it's just a reflection of what a particular person -- >> i think there are certain principles that are true in every time and every place. for instance, treating other people with dignity and respect.
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a belief -- i think it's universal. but how it plays out differs from culture to culture. principle is the same, though. >> we started out talking about should you talk about a friend, should you tell a friend that her spouse is cheating. you said one of the number one questions you get is the duty to report. which would cover a question like that. >> very much so. >> duty to report is one of the biggest things you find. >> the most questions in that category. you yourself haven't done anything wrong. be aware of the harm doing of others. now the complexity multiplies. you have obligations to your friends. it's the spouse questioning you mentioned. you're one of your co-workers with stealing office supplies, your college roommate downloaded a paper from the internet. >> where does one come down on that? >> the bright line kicks in. if someone represents an immediate imminent threat to another person, then you absolutely have to come forward right away. but those are the big easy ones.
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if someone is coming to someone's house with a gun, please call 911. one is harming a child, pick up the phone. you have a moral obligation to do that. >> we're not talking about the easy questions, randy. we're talking about the ones that aren't so easy. >> big ethics money. >> okay. your answer is? >> to? >> on the thing where it's not so cut and dry. >> the spouse question. i thought that was terrifically hard. you mess around in other people's marriages to your peril. every marriage has its own rule. if you don't say anything, you feel you're conspiring to deceive your friend and you'll -- no matter what you do, it's wrong. maybe that will help you. >> i think it depends how closure to the friend. here's a letter that you got that was interesting. five years ago my girlfriend went to australia for a vacation. she left her cat with me. she decided not to come back, over time she's become a beloved part of my life. she wants the cat back. should i return it?
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>> clearly, we should ask the cat. >> are you this funny at home? okay. since we -- >> but we kind of should ask the cat. because the cat's not just property. it's not a thing. animals have moral standing. we respect their relationship between, in this case, man and cat. so by abandoning the cat for five years -- if the cat were a bicycle, she could say hey, i want my bike back. she would say, i just length it to you. >> this is a relationship. i say he keeps the cat. >> i understand. listen, i'm not an ethicist. i say no, she does not get the cat back. your other question, this is one question that you got the most letters ever. the real estate agent i just hired refused to shake my hand saying as an orthodox jew he did not touch women. as a feminist, i oppose sex
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discriminati discrimination. >> i thought she really got at the two issues, religious tolerance on one hand and gender equality. how do you reconcile the two things? whenever there's a question about religious and civic values. >> what's your answer? >> i thought she should not work him. it seems religiously intolerant. but i would say it's not. here is what helped me answer it. i made an analogy between gender and race. if he said i can't touch you because you're black, you wouldn't put up with that for two seconds. -- >> it seems different to to me. but we have to go. >> so much more to say. >> i disagree with you on that mr. cohen. but that's okay. the name of the book is on sale wherever you get your favorite books. looking forward to that charlie and norah. >> good to see you.
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News/Business. John Miller, Rebecca Jarvis, Jeff Glor. (2012) Dr. Phil McGraw; reports from the Democratic National Convention. New. (HD) (CC) (Stereo)

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